Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • student learns to do basic geometrical and structural design of a road or street,
  • student learns to apply the theoretical data by doing the dimensioning of her/his own discipline (for example geotechnical, pavement or rock engineering),
  • student learns to behave as a participant in a project group,
  • student learns to analyze and evaluate the site investigation data and create new design based on the data,
  • student understands, how a real consultant project is working,
  • student get to know colleagues from industry and learn their way of working  and
  • student learns to work and co-operate with other designers and to present the outcomes of the design.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.02.2022 - 30.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Antikainen, Henry Gustavsson, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Project course is a practical design project which includes aspects from geotechnical, rock and highway engineering point of view. The content of the course is to produce needed design documentation of a road. The documentation will include 3D-terrain model with soil and rock layers of the design area. The road planning will be done taking into account subsoil and rock properties and combining all existing and new infrastructural elements together. In addition to the 3D model, some additional documentation, like description of the design case, dimensioning of structures and 2D maps and cross-sectional output documentation will be achieved.

    The students (max. 20 students can be admitted) are divided into project groups, which include experts (students) from geotechnical, road and rock engineering areas. The teaching method is problem based learning, so that each group produces all the needed design and 3D inframodel planning and documentation for a street/road. Teachers for the exercises will be mainly engineers from consulting companies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, Exercises, Project work, Presentation of the outcomes.

    Assesment based on design documentation: design model, site description, calculations, project work, report (50%), test (25%), presentation of the outcomes (12,5%), self and peer-evaluation (12,5%).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures , Exercises , Project work, Presentation of results.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material will be announced in the beginning of the course

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching language is English but part of the exercise materials and Novapoint tutorials are mainly in Finnish because the real project in Espoo is done using Finnish code of practice.

    Can be used for geotechnical and rock designer's FISE ( competence.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-V

    2021-2022 Spring III-V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Registration through WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

    Max 20 students, primarily for 2nd year Geoengineering Master Program students.